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Set up vacation responder

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Add a USERNAME.msg file containing the response in /etc/exim4/vacation/ Where USERNAME is their email in lowercase.

vim /etc/exim4/vacation/

Example USERNAME.msg:

I will be out of the office June 3-7, back on June 10.

Check their text for grammatical mistakes.

Send them a test email.

Check to see if their log file has a new entry after your email.

tail -f /var/archive/vacation/

Delete the /var/archive/vacation/ file on so people will be notified again about this particular vacation. (This files does not exist?)